Manchester City Facing Emmanuel Adebayor Dilemma As Tottenham Refuse To Meet Striker’s Wage Demands

City livid at Spurs transfer tactics.

Manchester City may be forced to let Emmanuel Adebayor leave on a free after Tottenham backtracked over a deal for the striker.

City are furious with Spurs for backing out of a cut-price £6 million move for Adebayor. The former Real Madrid striker is not prepared to lower his wage demands of £170,000 a week – £10,000 less than he earns at City – and Spurs will only sanction a deal if the Champions continue to contribute up to £50,000 weekly.

City are desperate to get Adebayor off their books, to free up space for Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie and may yet release the 28-year-old for free rather than be held to ransom by the north Londoners.

A City insider told the Daily Mirror: “It was felt there was two ways to handle Adebayor. Either we could ask for a fee in excess of £10m knowing we would have to spend perhaps half of that compensating the player for lost earnings.

“Or, by asking £6m, the buying club would be able to offer wages acceptable to Adebayor.

“Tottenham knew that was our intention. Now they want us to accept the lower fee and pay Adebayor off.

“Basically they want a player who scored the goals that took them to fourth place in the Premier League last season for nothing.”

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